Freshman 15: Peter Michalowski

Freshman Offensive Lineman Peter Michalowski joins Lizzy for another edition of “Freshman 15.” 

By Lizzy 

Hometown: Sherborn, MA

Position: Right Guard

Prospective Area of Study: History

Favorite Weight Room Exercise: Front squat

Dream Job: Astronaut, but realistically a history teacher.

Favorite Book: Metro 2033 by Dmitry Glukhovsky

Worst Injury Ever Sustained: Torn labrum

Favorite Athlete: Jimmy Graham

Favorite Historical Figure: Theodore Roosevelt

What’s the best thing about your hometown?: “It’s such a small town so there’s an incredible sense of community and family.”

What’s your favorite memory from high school?: “Beating Ashland High School in triple overtime to take our team to the playoffs for the first time in school history.”

What attracted you to Kenyon?: “The same sense of community that I have back home.”

What are you most nervous about going into your Freshman year?: “Making friends outside of the football team.”

What are you most excited about going into your Freshman year?: “All the new experiences that can be had being outside New England.”

If you could add one food item or dish to Peirce’s regular menu, what would it be?: “I would kill for daily Mac ‘n cheese.”

What’s your idea of a perfect date?: “Hanging out and talking until the sun sets and then laying back and watching the stars. Ice cream would be nice too.”

What are your goals for the team this year?: “Be as successful as possible and lay the groundworks for the years to come.”

 

Freshman 15: Andrew Zaiser

Freshman Defensive Lineman Andrew Zaiser joins Lizzy for another edition of “Freshman 15.” 

By Lizzy 

Hometown: Glen Gardner, New Jersey

Position: Defensive End

Prospective Area of Study: International Studies and Modern Languages(Spanish and German)

Favorite Weight Room Exercise: Cleans

Dream Job: Ambassador

Favorite Book: The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien

Worst Injury Ever Sustained: Broken Finger

Favorite Athlete: JJ Watt

Favorite Historical Figure: Teddy Roosevelt

What’s the best thing about your hometown?: “The Woodglen General Store is right down the road from me and has the most amazing egg sandwiches I’ve ever had.”

What’s your favorite memory from high school?: Hanging out at school with all of my friends during our spring long weekend. Our school is on a huge pond so we could go swimming, and we daytripped down to Rehoboth Beach one of the days too.”

What attracted you to Kenyon?: “Mostly the people, but the campus is also amazing, and it has a really good language program, not to mention being an all-around great college academically.”

What are you most nervous about going into your Freshman year?: “Balancing classes with athletics.”

What are you most excited about going into your Freshman year?: “Having the opportunity to play college football and learn German in addition to Spanish.”

If you could add one food item or dish to Peirce’s regular menu, what would it be?: “Hamburgers and Hot Dogs as often as they have Pizza.”

What’s your idea of a perfect date?: “Wandering through New York City, getting dinner, and maybe a movie too.”

What are your goals for the team this year?: “To win as much as possible and to set the foundation for more and more success in the years to come.”

 

 

Freshman 15: Trevor Brown

Freshman Defensive Lineman Trevor Brown joins Noah for another edition of “Freshman 15.”

By Noah

Hometown: Baltimore, MD.

Position: Defensive Line.

Prospective Area of Study: Biology or Chemistry.

Favorite Weight Room Exercise: Bench Press.

Dream job: Dentist.

Favorite book: “The Old Man and the Sea”, Ernest Hemingway.

Worst Injury Ever Sustained: Broken foot.

Favorite Athlete: Neymar Jr.

Favorite Historical Figure: President Ronald Reagan.

What’s your favorite memory from high school?: “Beach Week with my closest friends at the end of senior year.”

What attracted you to Kenyon?: “The opportunity to play football and top tier academics all in one.”

What are you most nervous about going into your Freshman year?: “The academic adjustment from high school to college.”

What are you most excited about going into your Freshman year?: “Meeting new people and experiencing new things.”

If you could add one food item or dish to Peirce’s regular menu, what would it be?: “Without a doubt, sushi. Pearl River Rolls to be exact. I could live off of them.”

What’s your idea of a perfect date?: “Hanging out on the water all day, then grabbing some sushi followed by watching some movies or Netflix.”

What are your goals for the team this year?: “Win as many games as possible and always get better.”

Freshman 15: Jacob Holdmann

Freshman Tight End Jacob Holdmann joins Noah for another edition of “Freshman 15.”

By Noah

Hometown: San Francisco.

Position: Tight end.

Prospective Area of Study: Economics.

Favorite Weight Room Exercise: Deadlift.

Dream Job: Sports agent.

Favorite book: “Catcher in the Rye”, J.D. Salinger.

Worst Injury Ever Sustained: Broken hand.

Favorite Athlete: Professional golfer Jordan Speith.

Favorite Historical Figure: Alexander the Great.

What’s the best thing about San Francisco? In-N-Out Burger.

What’s your favorite memory from high school?: “Beating our rivals on a buzzer beater in basketball junior year.”

What attracted you to Kenyon?: “The way people treated each other and the overall closeness of the school and the students .”

What are you most nervous about going into your Freshman year? “The work load and academic rigor of Kenyon.”

What are you most excited about going into your Freshman year? “Meeting new friends and forming new relationships.”

If you could add one food item or dish to Peirce’s regular menu, what would it be? “Definitely Mac and cheese.”

What’s your idea of a perfect date?: “Little dinner at a pizzeria and maybe a movie.”

What’s one thing that most people don’t know about you?I lived in Reno Nevada until I was 13

What are your goals for the team this year?: “Compete to the best of our ability and go leave the season with a winning record.”

Freshman 15: Jorge Spagnuolo

Freshman Safety Jorge Spagnuolo joins Noah for another edition of “Freshman 15.”

By Noah

Hometown: League City, Texas.

Position: Safety.

Prospective Area of Study: “Last year… I was thinking about going into engineering and I heard that Kenyon has a 4-1 program, but I’m still keeping an open mind.”

What attracted you to Kenyon?: “Before this I went to a boarding school called Western Reserve Academy… and it has the same feel as Kenyon, so that really played a part in it [my decision to come to Kenyon], and I loved the coaching staff.”

What’s your idea of a perfect date?: “A time when there are no awkward silences.”

Favorite High School Memory: “Prom… Or just any time during the season when I got to be on the field.”

Worst Injury Ever Sustained“Besides a breakup… I’ve torn my ACL; at this time I’ve torn my other one, so both of them. I’ve also broken my collarbone.”

Favorite AthleteLionel Messi. “He’s a tiny guy that ended up going big and he worked hard to get to where he’s at.”

Favorite Book: “A Clockwork OrangeAnthony Burgess.

Favorite Historical Figure: Teddy Roosevelt. “He was such a cool president. He went hunting, he went out and he was a people’s man.”

Favorite Social Media Platform“I don’t really use any social media platform too much… [but] I would say Instagram.”

Team Goals for the Season: “I’d like for the DBs to… not get beat deep for the whole year, and as a unit, to have at least 20 pics.”

Not-So-Freshman 15: Brendan Cowie

Junior football walk-on and Kenyon Lacrosse LSM Brendan Cowie gets his fifteen seconds of fame in this edition of “Not-So-Freshman 15.”

By Noah

Hometown: Chevy Chase, MD.

Position: Weak-Side Linebacker.

Major: Biology and Economics.

What attracted you to Kenyon?: “The academics.”

Why did you decide to walk on to the football team?: “I missed the physicality.”

Career goal for after Kenyon: “Become an officer in the Marine Corps, HUA!”

Favorite Weight-Lifting Exercise: “A tie between the hang-clean and the pull-up, followed by the deadlift.”

Worst Injury Ever Sustained: “A broken heart…Other than that, a sprained PCL.”

Favorite AuthorTerry Pratchett.

Favorite Book: “Flags of Our FathersJames Bradley.

Favorite Historical Figure: Abraham Lincoln. “He was an acclaimed wrestler and he preserved the Union.”

Favorite Inspirational Quote: “Excuses are the tools of the weak and incompetent, used to build monuments to nothing and bridges to nowhere.  Those who use them seldom excel in anything except the use of excuses.”

Dream Job: Olympic Wrestler.

Favorite Social Media PlatformFacebook.

Team Goals for the Season: “Knock some heads and have fun.”

Not-So-Freshman 15: Sean Garrett

Sophomore-transfer Sean Garrett gets his fifteen seconds of fame in “Not-So-Freshman 15.”

By Noah

Hometown: Fairfax, Virginia.

Position: Placekicker.

Prospective area of study: Economics.

What attracted you to Kenyon?: “When I toured here, I thought it was really beautiful; I really liked the campus, and thought the people were cool.”

Going into your first year at Kenyon, what are you most nervous about?: “Balancing football and class.”

Favorite Athlete: Jordy Nelson.

Worst Injury Ever Sustained: Broken foot.

Favorite Book: “The Road” by Cormac McCarthy.

Favorite Historical Figure: George Washington.

What’s your idea of a perfect date?: “Go to a football game.”

Dream Job: Investment Banker.

Most-Used Social Media Platform: Snapchat.

Favorite High School Memory: “State championship for soccer.”

Dream Wingman: Freshman FB Eddie Pozo.